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Supple, pliant, flexible; in a physical and moral sense: “that are of --r joints,” Tp. III, 3, 107. “the tribute of his s. knee,” R2 I, 4, 33. “I'll knead him, I'll make him s.” Troil. II, 3, 231. “s. knees feed arrogance,” III, 3, 48. “s. and courteous to the people,” Cor. II, 2, 29. “when we have stuffed these pipes, . . . we have --r souls,” V, 1, 55. “each part, deprived of s. government,” Rom. IV, 1, 102. “contract and starve your s. joints,” Tim. I, 1, 257.
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